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Setup - The Adventure Zone: Commitment


As we prepare for Season Two of The Adventure Zone, we're going to be doing a handful of short-form, experimental arcs, taking turns running new games and exploring new genres. Our first experiment is a super hero story created by Dad, who's running us through the Fate system! Come learn the basics of the Fate rules, and meet the new characters we'll be playing over the next couple of episodes.

Emotional Survival w/ Meghan Parks!

Meghan Parks

Buddies! What's happening in this world!? Floods, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Shootings, Fires! We're living in our own apocalypse and I'm so excited to have as our guest Meghan Parks! She's an empath, and artist, singer, comedian, and we take a real honest deep dive into our emotional state with the world as it is. How we are coping as well as some info on Puerto Rico if you wanna donate money. Thanks for hanging in there with us! Rate! Subscribe! Find us on Twitter and Facebook! Stay safe out there. Hope and Cheesecake!

Judge John Hodgman Episode 332: A Podcast for the Problemless

Jonathan Coulton

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week! They clear the docket with Deputy Judge Jonathan Coulton. The team rules on disputes regarding flip flops, hotel toiletries, whistling and more. Plus, the judge makes a big announcement about future disputes, we hear a correction to the record from past guest John Darnielle, and we say a fond farewell to our summertime engineer, Joel Mann at WERU Community Radio.

Huge thanks to Joel Mann and WERU for serving as the Judge's summertime chambers again! WERU is a listener supported, non-commercial radio station serving Midcoast, Downeast and Central Maine. They are always accepting donations here in order to keep operations going. Thank you, Joel! We look forward to speaking with you again next summer.

Jonathan Coulton's new album and accompanying graphic novel, Solid State, is available at Tickets are still on sale for JoCo Cruise 2018 at Jonathan is on Twitter @jonathancoulton and you can catch him weekly on NPR's Ask Me Another.

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available for pre-order at To find out if he is coming to your city on his book tour, visit You can also read more of the Judge's verdicts regularly in his Judge John Hodgman column in the New York Times Magazine.



Adam Ruins Everything Episode 36: Nikole Hannah-Jones on the Rippling Effects of Redlining and Segregation


Many people have an idyllic view of the suburbs. You can have a lawn! Access to good schools! Safety! But much of that American dream has been historically reserved for white people. On this week's episode, Nikole Hannah-Jones, who appeared on Adam Ruins the Suburbs, joins us on the podcast to discuss racist federal housing laws like redlining, which prevented African American families from buying homes in certain neighborhoods in post-World War II America. This had disastrous rippling effects on the African American community; these laws made it harder for them to accrue wealth over the years and join the middle class. And even when these laws were ultimately deemed illegal under the Fair Housing Act of 1968, many didn't have the money to move into wealthier, whiter neighborhoods. This continues to have repercussions today - segregated neighborhoods means segregated schools, which means education resources are of course going to the wealthier, whiter school districts.
Nikole is an award-winning investigative reporter who covers civil rights and racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine. She currently writes extensively on modern-day school segregation throughout the country. You can find her fantastic story for This American Life, "The Problem We All Live With," on the recent desegregation of the Normandie School District in Missouri here.

Adam is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at
Produced by Shara Morris for

Pop Rocket Episode 143: It's the End of the World

Pop Rocket
Louis Virtel
Alonso Duralde
Karen Tongson
Wynter Mitchell

This week, Louis and the gang chat about dystopias and how the future is the worst. They chat about the weirdly prescient Back to the Future 2, Octavia Butler's Parable series, and why utopias are so boring. Karen tells us how she stayed calm during an active shooter scare at USC, Wynter is all about the newest season of You're the Worst, Alonso needs you to listen to KEOM, and Louis can't wait for the First Wives Club TV show.

With Louis Virtel, Wynter Mitchell, Karen Tongson and Alonso Duralde.

That’s My Jam:

Alonso Duralde - Bruce Springsteen - Viva Las Vegas
Karen Tongson - Color Me Badd - All 4 Love
Wynter Mitchell - Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down
Louis Virtel - Half the Way - Crystal Gale

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Casey O'Brienfor

Lady to Lady EP. 246 "Equipment" ft. Ellington Wells

Lady to Lady
Ellington Wells

Ellington Wells (@drawdifferent) joins the ladies to discuss return policies, the cast of Frasier, Candy Crush, relatable/reliable muppets and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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Wonderful! Ep. 5: Robert Frost Fist Fight


In today's episode, Griffin's talking about video games, and Rachel's talking about poetry, so the level of expertise brought to the table is simply breathtaking. Also, Griffin gets VERY defensive about Sean Astin.

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by Bo En and Augustus:

Inside Pop Ep. 94: Favorite Pop Culture Families, Queen Sugar Interview Part 2, Tom Petty, Big Sell 30

Inside Pop
Kat Candler

It's a family Affair this week on Inside Pop!

We start off with a discussion of our favorite pop culture families - both real and fictional including The Jacksons, The Fischers, The Pearsons and The Knowles Sisters (Beyonce AND Solange).

Then we bring you the second part of our interview with Kat Candler, the producing director of Queen Sugar. We dive into the mid season premiere and illuminate the character development, storylines and memorable scenes from the episode which was directed by film legend Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust).

Then Amita shares her favorite Tom Petty songs in tribute to the recently deceased singer.

And finally we check in on the Big Sell 30 Day Challenge and discuss how our daily intake of new pop culture is changing our lives for the better. And Sean shares the Big Sell Day 4 of 30 - Middle of Nowhere by Ava DuVernay!

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We Got This #136 - Best Movie Costume with Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster

When you're trying to pick the greatest movie costume of all time, who do you get to join you? None other than Paget Brewster, who is no stranger to fashion OR films! Together Mark, Hal, and Paget review over 100 years of cinema, investigate house noises, and explore closets in closets to get the answer.
See Mark and Hal in New York October 6th, 8th, and 9th! Get tickets and info here.

Still Buffering: How to Help

Still Buffering

Trigger Warning: Gun violence is discussed in this episode.

The world is a scary place, and we've talked before about how we can cope with that scariness and try to overcome our fears, but now it's time to talk about how we all can help. Even teenagers can help in times like these, and it's important to remember that, no matter how helpless you may feel in the world today. Here are all of the resources mentioned in this episode:

Hispanic Federation:

United Blood Services: 1-877-827-4376

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

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